In the third wave of covid-19, there is only speculation about more impact on children, child health experts claim
The senior pediatrician said on Wednesday that the third wave of Kovid-19 will affect children more, it is only a guess. New Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College ( Lady Hardinge Medical College) imposed may affect Pediatrics said department director Praveen Kumar that people estimate more future waves of children because the vaccine most adults over the next few months while there is still no approved vaccine for children.
On how the pandemic has affected the mental and physical health of children, Kumar said the pandemic can have a serious impact on the mental and physical health of children. He said that they have been locked in homes for more than a year. Besides this, diseases in the family, loss of parents' salary have added to the tension, he added. He said that children can express psychological distress (sadness) in different ways. Each child behaves differently, some may be silent while others may express anger and hyperactivity.
A health ministry statement quoted him as saying, "Carers need to be patient with children and understand their feelings. Find out the symptoms of stress in young children. Families also need to support children to cope with stress and overcome their anxiety." On whether future waves could affect children more severely, Kumar said that COVID-19 is a new disease. Viruses that have the ability to mutate.
Most adults will be vaccinated in a few months
"Future waves will affect children more or be more severe for them, it is speculation. People speculate that future waves may affect children more because most adults will be vaccinated in the next few months, while we don't have an approved vaccine for children yet. We do not know how the virus will behave in the future and how it will affect children, we need to protect our children from this.
The statement said that adults in the household should observe COVID-appropriate behavior and limit their social interactions to reduce the chances of infection as they can pass on and transmit the infection to others. Apart from this, all adults should be vaccinated, which will protect children to a great extent, he said. It added that the vaccine is now available for pregnant women and lactating mothers. According to the statement, Kumar said that it will provide some degree of protection to the fetus and the newborn from the deadly infection in the womb. He said the second wave has affected children equally.
Mortality rate in children is lower than that of adults
He said, "Covid-19 is a new virus and it affects people of all ages because we do not have natural immunity against this virus. As of now, the mortality rate in children is lower than that of adults and it is more commonly seen in children suffering from other diseases.” On the challenges faced in treating pediatric patients, especially hospitalized patients, Kumar Said, 'By increasing the number of dedicated beds for Kovid-infected children, we have been able to take care of children in a big way. However, we faced some challenges during the peak of the second wave as many senior doctors, resident doctors, staff nurses got infected.